“I am not Dorian Nakamoto,” was the last word in an account known to have belonged to Satoshi Nakamoto, bitcoin’s inventor.
That’s before today when the same account said, in quotes, nour. Making all cryptonians wonder what on earth is nour.
Some say it is Arabic for light, but that makes no sense. What light? It is far more logical to think Nakamoto is very smart, thus new that the first thing everyone would do is to google nour. That gives as top result a definition by the urban dictionary which says:
“The most loving, affectionate and caring person you’ll ever meet. Extremely smart, funny and sensitive. A bit lost, still figuring out what she wants in life and how to reach it.
Stubborn and not willing to take other peoples advice. When she smiles she makes you forget all the problems you have, her hug will give you an assurance that you have never felt and will never do.
To know Nour is to know life in a totally different perspective.”
That’s far too nice of Nakamoto, or a hacker if the account has been hacked, to bring light to this heart warming definition. But who that person really is, isn’t very clear. Nor is it clear whether it is about one person.
Before stating nour, Nakamoto added Wagner Tamanaha. He’s apparently a marketing guy, specializing in advertising, social media and the rest.
That leaves many options. One, Nakamoto or the hacker knows him and wanted to give him a shout-out. Two, that Tamanaha is or is connected to a hacker and used this for marketing. Three, that Nakamoto is making a far bigger statement than it appears.
The first option sounds very uncharacteristic. Tamanaha is alive and currently tweeting so we can rule out paying respects. It doesn’t sound very logical, therefore, to think he is breaking a four years silence – knowing it would be quite a public event – for a shoutout which from Tamanaha’s perspective you would think he rather didn’t as he’s now put on the spotlight in a fairly weird way.
The second option sounds just as unlikely because a hacker obviously wouldn’t want to bring attention to himself.
Logically you’d think there is a bigger point because logically you would think Nakamoto knew this would be a very public event, yet he chose to do so anyway presumably because there is something he wanted to say without quite saying it.
It is unlikely Tamanaha knows Nakamoto because then he obviously would have not mentioned him. He might perhaps know the person, either physically or online, but without knowing that it is Nakamoto. That’s all based on the underlying disclaimer obvious of if it is Nakamoto that said nour rather than a hacker.
Tamanaha saw the potential of the internet all the way back in 1996 and has worked for a number of global brands in advertising. Nakamoto obviously invented bitcoin which sort of runs on the internet, so it isn’t far fetched to imagine the two might have crossed paths either physically or online, but without Tamanaha necessarily knowing that it is Nakamoto.
So why did Nakamoto break his silence after four years to add Tamanaha as an online friend? Because he’s a nour you might say, but why reveal that so publicly under the nickname rather than under the real name.
Now again we can say it’s just a hacker, making all this speculation a waste of time, but if it is Nakamoto, then the main thing which stands out about Tamanaha is that he is an immigrant.
It stands out because Tamanaha is somewhat occasionally vocal about it. Not in arguing points or being political, but in representing refugees through an organization.
More correctly it should be immigrants because Tamanaha is from Brazil, now lives in US. We’re not aware of any recent war or other terrible event that would force some Brazilians to seek refuge. It looks like, instead, it is more of a “choice,” economic or otherwise, so making him an immigrant.
Presumably a legal immigrant. So if we can make any sense and logically create a narration to allow us to “park” the matter, you’d think Nakamoto is basically very publicly showing appreciation for immigrants.
That’s in the wider political climate whereby immigrants are kind of being made to feel unwelcomed as the rhetoric has sort of gotten a bit out of hand.
Some are leaving or are thinking of leaving because the current British government, for example, has a policy of hostility towards legal and illegal immigrants.
Many British citizens of the windrush generation, for example, were deported. Citizens. Imagine their approach towards those with permanent residence and those that are given temporary leave.
The deportation of those British citizens was a mistake, but was it an intentional or a grossly negligent mistake? Why had the Home Office not provided them with the documents to prove they are citizens? Why were they left in limbo?
Those that have temporary leave, for example, can prove their right while the leave lasts. Afterwards, if they apply for an extension they still have the same rights until a decision is made, but during that period of the leave expiring and the decision to extent or otherwise, they have no easy way of proving they have the right to stay.
It can take years for the government to make a decision to extent or otherwise and even a decade or more. During that time, legal immigrants are effectively caged as they can’t prove their right to work or travel and so on.
Making this basically a government level treatment of certain people as inferior, including even citizens. While after 2016, the rhetoric has gotten very close to scapegoating. Again, at the government level, rather than the people.
There hasn’t quite been a voice to speak of the many good men and women who, like everyone else, want a better life and thus legally immigrate.
Men like the Google’s founders, or Tesla’s founder, or indeed Tamanaha. It would thus make sense of Nakamoto to use his very big voice to show appreciation of the many good people that immigrate to create a better world for themselves and for others. Immigrants like Einstein, or indeed Vitalik Buterin’s parents.
Trump is right that some of them are bad hombres, but proportionally there are significantly more natives than immigrants in prison.
That’s because it is usually the smartest ones that leave, causing a brain drain in their own nations to the benefit of the host.
Much would be lost if like Germany in the 30s, America and Britain too, as a matter of government policy, make the current Einsteins feel like they should pack their bags to use their knowledge and skills elsewhere.